Brodiaea californica subsp. leptandra

(Greene) J. C. Pires

Taxon 50: 201. 2001.

Endemic
Basionym: Hookera leptandra Greene Pittonia 1: 74. 1887
Synonyms: Brodiaea californica var. leptandra (Greene) Hoover Brodiaea leptandra A. Heller Hookera synandra
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 323.

Flowers: perianth lobes 4–7 mm wide; staminodia margins 1/2 involute; ovary 5–7 mm. 2n = 10, 12, 24.


Phenology: Flowering summer (Jun).
Habitat: Open mixed evergreen forests, chaparral, gravelly clay soils, often on serpentines
Elevation: 0–900 m

Discussion

This subspecies is uncommon, occuring in the Coast Ranges of northern California. T. F. Niehaus (1971, 1980) recognized Brodiaea leptandra as a separate species related to B. californica and B. appendiculata. G. Keator (1993) regarded it as a variety that is geographically disjunct and slightly smaller.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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24 +, 12 +  and 10 +
cordate +  and linear +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
J. Chris Pires +
(Greene) J. C. Pires +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
not triangular +
Hookera leptandra +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
crescent--shaped +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
fibrous-coated +
0–900 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
triangular +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Open mixed evergreen forests, chaparral, gravelly clay soils, often on serpentines +
bracteate +, open +  and umbellate +
paired +, paniculate +  and racemose +
persistent +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +  and 3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
recurved +  and ascending +
4mm +  and 10mm +
1/4 +  and 1/2 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
alternating +  and opposite +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Flowering summer (Jun). +
cylindrical +
slender +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
rounded +  and flattened +
adnate +  and free +
epitepalous +
white +  and pale lilac +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
Brodiaea californica var. leptandra +, Brodiaea leptandra +  and Hookera synandra +
Brodiaea californica subsp. leptandra +
Brodiaea californica +
subspecies +
connate +  and distinct +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
cylindrical +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
narrower +
3 +  and 2 +
24 +, 20 +, 18 +, 16 +, 12 +, 8 +  and 6 +